Figurante aka Buckshot Ballerina

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Figurante aka Buckshot Ballerina

200.00

Figurante, the ballerina that's not in the spotlight. When we look to the usual suspects for beauty, we're not surprised to find it. It's when we find beauty in the unusual place, it's then that we feel more alive. This buckshot ballerina is an unusual beauty to be sure. Her base is an old shotgun shell that I found. Hunting old shotgun shells is something I used to do when I was a kid. My dad would take me to work with him (in the outdoor ferneries of Central Florida) before I was old enough to help. One day when I found an old shotgun shell in the undergrowth, I was hooked to hunt for more.

Her shotgun shell base is topped with a natural sea sponge, an appropriate garment for this unique ballerina. Out of her base snakes a coated brass rod which is permanently affixed to the bottom of the briar.

Past the concavities and muscular trails of the body of the pipe you will find the tenon/stem build. The tenon/stem comes out of the body, making this a two piece pipe. The tenon is delrin and feeds itself into a split stem construction of chipped bone, ebonite, and pumice. She passes a cleaner with no problem. This beauty's dimensions are:

Height: 9.75"
Inner bowl span: .75"
Inner bowl depth: approximately 1" at the front
Weight: 5.9 ounces
 

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